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(C|Net)   Sales of actual print comic books plummet after they go digital. Wait, Shazam, they are actually up 18% this year   (cnet.com) divider line 22
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2012-07-14 10:42:03 AM
Well, I just got the last TPB of The Goon. I need a new book. Here's my wishlist right now.

Incognito
Road to Perdition
F.E.A.R Agent
100 Bullets
The Rocketeer

Anyone have suggestions on which to go with first, or other suggestions in general. I'm not so hot on super heroes anymore.
 
2012-07-14 10:48:57 AM
I read #100 of the Walking Dead a few hours ago. I don't think I've been that emotionally affected by a movie or TV show in years. WTF Kirkman not cool. But even though I can download comics on my phone and stuff, it really is nice holding something in your hand sometimes. Well other sometimes.
 
2012-07-14 10:54:49 AM
Been a much better year than previous for comics.

Oh look in before the "My list of pet peeves are why comics are doomed!" guys.
 
2012-07-14 11:05:47 AM

MoronLessOff: The Rocketeer.


I saw some new Rocketeer comics at the CBS last week.

I would buy more if the prices dropped. $3.99 for a 20 page comic is ridiculous.

But last week I picked up:

A trade paperback of Love and Rockets
Batman Incorporated 1 & 2
Crack Comics (Image #63)

and at Half Price Books I scored the first Fear Agent trade for $5 and a copy of The Best American Comics 2007 (hardcover) for a buck. Will probably hit the store again this weekend.
 
2012-07-14 11:14:03 AM

MoronLessOff: Incognito


That one's one of my favorites.

ronin7: Oh look in before the "My list of pet peeves are why comics are doomed!" guys.


Those pet peeves are basically what's going to save comics, because we've got a crop of artists and writers that share our dislike for the hackish standards that were set in the 90s and carried forward for the next decade and a half. The result is that we're getting some really awesome comics that are exploring what the medium can do.
 
2012-07-14 11:20:05 AM
Question. Farkers have been pretty spot on with recomendations, but does Hitman get better after vol. 1? I really had to force myself to get through it.
 
2012-07-14 12:11:48 PM
I don't have a lot of room to store crap around the apartment, so digital comical are a boon to me. It's also great to be able to grab an issue just by hitting the buy button and having it download without having to drive to the store. The half off Comixology sales have also been a great way to catch up on some older stuff. I just grabbed a few of Walking Dead collections for $5 each the other day, for example.
 
2012-07-14 12:22:09 PM

Dr.Zom: I would buy more if the prices dropped. $3.99 for a 20 page comic is ridiculous.


This.

I'm frequently in a couple of local comic book stores in my area, usually to grab a booster of a card game I'm playing, or to pick up a few new paint pots for painting my Hero Quest/Battle Masters sets. Read about the brouhaha regarding the "Before Watchmen" books, and decided to vote with my dollar by picking up the first couple issues. I figured, "Hey, books are cheap, I can grab a few and even if they do suck, I'm not out much." I've NEVER purchased a comic book (single issue, I have a bunch of trades), but I liked Watchmen enough that I thought I'd investigate. I did a doubletake when the guy said "$13.72" when I was picking up THREE comic books. Bought them anyway because I was curious, but there's NO WAY I'm buying the rest of the print run, no matter how much I like them. I'll wait for the trade. The notion of paying some $150 for thirty odd comic books is just a bit ridiculous to me. What happened to the says of 99c or $1.99 books? Am I really that old?

Comics, I love ya, and I wanna see ya do well, but this isn't the way to encourage people to buy comics. On my way out, I saw a 6 year old debating between Hulk and Iron Man, because his $5 a week allowance only afforded him a book per week. He seemed sad at having to choose.

/I'm not that old
 
2012-07-14 12:24:33 PM
www.byrnerobotics.com

SHAZAM! THING RING DO YOUR THING!
 
2012-07-14 12:31:56 PM
The only thing on my standing order list is Animal Man.
 
2012-07-14 12:48:21 PM

t3knomanser: MoronLessOff: Incognito

That one's one of my favorites.

ronin7: Oh look in before the "My list of pet peeves are why comics are doomed!" guys.

Those pet peeves are basically what's going to save comics, because we've got a crop of artists and writers that share our dislike for the hackish standards that were set in the 90s and carried forward for the next decade and a half. The result is that we're getting some really awesome comics that are exploring what the medium can do.


Those aren't the pet peeves I was referring to.

I don't think theres anyone whose pet peeves include comics not being like they were in the 90s.
 
2012-07-14 12:57:32 PM

grinding_journalist: The notion of paying some $150 for thirty odd comic books is just a bit ridiculous to me. What happened to the says of 99c or $1.99 books? Am I really that old?


They are still there if you buy digital. After a couple of weeks, most of the new releases drop down to $1.99 on Comixology, and they run $0.99 specials every day, so if you are patient you'll be able to get everything within you budget.

/Difficulty: For the comics to look their absolute best, you have to have an iPad 3 with the Retina Display.
/Over the long term, the $500 you spent on the iPad probably pays for itself, though
 
2012-07-14 01:06:46 PM
They need to make some more episodes of Comic Book Men. There was the typical dumb reality show shiat, but I definitely like reliving the history

/Worked in a comic store at 16
//Leaving was the dumbest move ever
 
2012-07-14 01:08:27 PM

ronin7: I don't think theres anyone whose pet peeves include comics not being like they were in the 90s.


I think I didn't English good. The tropes that were established in the 90s are being broken down. While Marvel and DC are jerking off with the "we've gotta have a #1 issue every six months!" the rest of the world is doing spectacularly well.

Mad_Radhu: For the comics to look their absolute best, you have to have an iPad 3 with the Retina Display.


They still look really good on the iPad2.
 
2012-07-14 01:14:51 PM

t3knomanser: ronin7: I don't think theres anyone whose pet peeves include comics not being like they were in the 90s.

I think I didn't English good. The tropes that were established in the 90s are being broken down. While Marvel and DC are jerking off with the "we've gotta have a #1 issue every six months!" the rest of the world is doing spectacularly well.


No doubt about that. What I was referring to are people who have a very specific list of pet peeves about comics, often mainstream superhero comics, but not always. This list of things they dislike is what has doomed the industry! Nothing else, not even someone else's pet peeves, just theirs!

Some of their complaints will have validity to them, others perhaps less so but I always find those posts amusing.
 
2012-07-14 02:44:57 PM

t3knomanser: ronin7: I don't think theres anyone whose pet peeves include comics not being like they were in the 90s.

I think I didn't English good. The tropes that were established in the 90s are being broken down. While Marvel and DC are jerking off with the "we've gotta have a #1 issue every six months!" the rest of the world is doing spectacularly well.

Mad_Radhu: For the comics to look their absolute best, you have to have an iPad 3 with the Retina Display.

They still look really good on the iPad2.


True, but it's worth the extra $100 in my opinion for the extra resolution. My wife has an iPad 3, and I borrow it for comics reading. For newer and more popular comics, Comixology has upgraded the resolution to Retina Displays, and when you combine that with the great color reproduction on the Retina Display comics like Saga look gorgeous.
 
2012-07-14 03:06:40 PM
I'm just waiting on color E-Ink to hit the US with either the Kindle or Nook.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o8JMF0alpBg Skip ahead to about 10:25.

E-Ink Color is coming.

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Remember this is not LCD, its E-Ink, it only uses power when it changes the page.
 
2012-07-14 05:52:17 PM
I just signed up for Marvel's unlimited digital comic subscription. I farking love it!
 
2012-07-14 06:11:16 PM
I'm not a fan of the action-hero comics so I have to ask, did they get better in the past year? My dislike isn't based on any poor experience, it's just not my style.

Or does the spending correlate with economic recovery in the geek / nerd segments.
 
2012-07-14 09:06:29 PM

Mad_Radhu: True, but it's worth the extra $100 in my opinion for the extra resolution


Yes, but if you had an iPad 2 before the iPad 3 came out, it's gonna cost a lot more than $100.
 
2012-07-14 10:45:20 PM
Dear Comic Books,
Instead of per issue pricing, offer a subscription service that grants me access to all future and past issues that will stream to a Pad-like device. I would easily pay upwards of $20 a month for this service.

KTHNXBYE
 
2012-07-16 12:32:26 PM
Dear producers of all media products - you'll make more money when you make the shiat easier to get and reasonably priced, not less. Thanks.

-guy who gladly pays retail to a legitimate vendor for the products he likes
 
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